Indian opening batsman Mayank Agarwal has not had a Test match in Australia to savour thus far in 2020; however, he reached a significant landmark on the third day. Mayank Agarwal, who made his international debut in Australia two years ago at the Boxing Day, became the third quickest batsman to reach 1000 runs in Tests. He took only 19 innings to get to the same.
Mayank Agarwal’s 19 innings is the third quickest to 1000 runs, behind the likes of Vinod Kambli and Cheteshwar Pujara – both of who did it in 14 and 18 innings respectively. The 29-year old batsman did it in the first over of the third day, bowled by Pat Cummins off a boundary. Agarwal had a debut to cherish and has enjoyed a remarkable run of form.
The Bangalore-batsman struck a solid half-century in his first innings, which occurred at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground. His first innings score of 76 helped India retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy and subsequently win the series for the first time in Australia. He had a prolific home season in 2019, scoring one double-hundred each against South Africa and Bangladesh while also making another hundred against the Proteas.
Mayank Agarwal bags scores of 9 and 17 in Adelaide:
Meanwhile, the ongoing pink-ball Test in Adelaide has not been one to cherish for Mayank Agarwal so far. The Karnataka-born batsman could only make 26 runs in the match as he became the victim of Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood. India also look towards sliding down a chastening defeat as they are 31-9 after bowling out Australia for 191 in reply to their 244 in the first innings.